Maurice  Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jones-Drew attended the high school football powerhouse De La Salle, where he never lost a single game during his 3-year varsity career. During his junior season, Jones-Drew rushed for nearly 2,000 yards, averaged nearly 12 yards per carry, and scored 26 touchdowns. He was rated as a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation in 2003. Despite his small stature, Jones-Drew proved that his pass catching ability and big playmaking skills were enough to led the Bruins in rushing for three straight seasons. Jones-Drew set UCLA's all-time record for yards rushing in a single game with 322 and five touchdowns (school-record). With his size coming into question again, 32 NFL teams passed on him until the Jaguars selected him in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft. After a relatively slow start, Jones-Drew career suddenly exploded. In 2009 Jones-Drew rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns on only 8 carries, a performance which tied Hall of Famer Barry Sanders' record of rushing in a single game. Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing yards during the 2011 season and broke the Jaguars franchise records for both rushing an yards from scrimmage. Jones-Drew joined the Oakland Raiders in 2014 where injuries and slowed production led to retirement in 2015. Jones-Drew ends his NFL career with Jaguars franchise records in rushing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns in a single season and longest rushing attempt. @Jones_Drew32